Snowmass Canyon Fire contained, officials continue to monitor for hot spots overnight

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PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – UPDATE (7:10 p.m.): Officials reported the Snowmass Canyon Fire has been contained on Saturday evening.

UPDATE, June 19, 1:50 p.m.: Officials from White River National Forest said Saturday firefighters managed to keep the fire to half an acre.

ORIGINAL: Firefighters continued Saturday to contain the Snowmass Canyon Fire, which is now burning around an acre in the area of 1581 Lower River Rd.

Officials say no evacuations are in place and all roads are open, but they are asking the public to avoid the area.

Crews from the Bureau of Land Management Fire and Roaring Fork Fire Rescue Authority are helping with the containment effort.

Pitkin and Eagle County areas are under a red flag warning Saturday for high winds and extreme fire conditions. The warning extends from 12-9 p.m.

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